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George Perkovich, Policy Outlook
A year ago in Prague President Obama declared America's commitment to seeking a world free of nuclear weapons. Obama's vision has been misinterpreted by the right and the left and, more importantly, key countries have not done enough to help achieve progress, concludes a new paper by George Perkovich
that analyzes, country by country, reactions to Obamaís nuclear agenda.
Daryl G. Kimball, Arms Control Association
U.S. and Russian negotiators, with a push from Presidents Barack Obama and Dmitry Medvedev, have concluded the most important strategic nuclear arms reduction treaty in nearly two decades.
Alistair Bull and Chris Buckley, Reuters
The United States on Thursday welcomed China's decision to join talks on imposing new sanctions on Iran and said President Hu Jintao's visit to Washington this month could set the stage for tougher action on Tehran.
Sajid Chaudhry, Daily Times
This article reports that there has been cabinet approval in Pakistan to a "framework agreement" for nuclear reactor construction projects with China, but it remains unclear whether there has been official Chinese approval.
Scott Peterson, The Christian Science Monitor
An Iranian nuclear scientist who disappeared while on a religious pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia last year is reported to have defected to the United States and been briefing the CIA on Iranís controversial nuclear program.
Siddharth Varadarajan, The Hindu
This article states that "the [reprocessing arrangement and procedures] envisage payment of compensation" to India in the case of a suspension beyond a period of six months. In fact, it calls for both parties to "enter into consultations" on compensation only. There is no commitment to compensate or to negotiate compensation.